'Provides practical, doable strategies and guidance to mentors, as well as the opportunity to practice those strategies with immediate feedback. A short and easy read for people who need good advice but don't have a lot of time to spare.'uKathy Grover, Assistant SuperintendentClever R-V School District, MOA comprehensive guide for developing successful mentors!Quality mentoring can provide the support and guidance critical to an educator's first years of teaching. In the latest edition of the best-selling Mentoring New Teachers, Hal Portner draws upon research, experience, and insights to provide a comprehensive overview of essential mentoring behaviors. Packed with strategies, exercises, resources, and concepts, this book examines four critical mentoring functions: establishing good rapport, assessing mentee progress, coaching continuous improvement, and guiding mentees toward self-reliance. Tools and topics new to this edition include:Teacher mentor standards based on the NBPTS standards and validated by the International Mentoring AssociationClassroom observation methods and competency instruments Tools to assess preferred learning stylesApproaches to mentoring the nontraditional new teacher A guide for careerlong professional developmentSchool leaders, experienced and prospective mentors, and staff developers can use this step-by-step handbook to create a dynamic mentoring program or revitalize an existing one.